What Happened on September 27, 1961

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout season record at 269

  • Sierre Leone becomes 100th member of UN

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Lau, Hong Kong actor and singer (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Hilda Doolittle, American poetess (Bid Me to Live), dies at 75

About September 27, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee
  • UK #1 Song: Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton